Like many people from former Yugoslavia, Slavko emigrated abroad many years ago to seek a better life. The time spent far from his homeland distanced him from his family and friends. Facing a severe illness, Slavko feels the need for redemption. He comes to Montenegro and passes a one-day journey in a difficult physical condition, gathering the courage to meet with his son, a silent boy who takes care of himself and his grandmother with the help of his neighbor. Why do people decide to do important things when they have the least time? Is the fear of death a necessary trigger that seeks and offers redemption?
Senad Šahmanović was born in Montenegro, in 1982. He studied at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Cetinje. His short film, Tranquility of Blood who premiered at the Tampere International film festival, was screened so far in more than 40 international film festivals (Busan, Sarajevo, Odense, DokuFest) and won several awards (Grand Prix in Drama International Film Festival 2015). Senad is currently working with Claudia Bottino on Hunt a short film which was selected at the European Short Pitch – Nisi Masa 2017 and on Sirin, who will be his first feature film.